98 reviews
  1. Town in Virginia
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$893
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    264
  • Murder
    5
    5
  • Rape
    34
    37
  • Robbery
    7
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    153
    575
  • Theft
    709
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,271
National
$53,046
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Blacksburg Reviews

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This is a small town with so much packed into it! There are outdoor activities, great restaurants, and plenty of nightlife. It's great for college-aged residents, in addition to being a great retirement area.
Recently moved here amazing college town tucked in the mountains. Perfect for outdoor activities including hiking, boating, tubing, walking, wildlife viewing and so much more. Considerable amount of local delicious dining and shopping. Decent name brand shopping and dining as well. Would love to see a Hobby Lobby though, I miss that.
It is a typical college town (college of over 25,000) in a small, rural town of only about 10,000. There's only one public high school for the whole town; that's how small it is. There is a lot to do, IF you are into the great outdoors. There are mountains to hike, waterfalls to explore, and tons of different farms to see. You are also very close to places like Luray caverns, the city of Roanoke, West Virginia, and North Carolina. The school draws a diverse crowd of residents, as well as musicians and art exhibits that the whole town can experience.